Stu­dent rabbi makes the cut for char­ity

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY -

TRAINEE PRO­GRES­SIVE rabbi Han­nah Kingston has had her flow­ing locks shorn to sup­port the fight against child­hood can­cer.

The Leo Baeck Col­lege stu­dent ex­plained that “on Rosh Hashanah last year, the bravest boy I know got di­ag­nosed with stage­four Hodgkin’s lym­phoma. He spent the year un­der­go­ing treat­ment and lost his hair. He came through the other side a more ma­ture, kin­der and more lov­ing young man with a thirst for life. Han­nah Kingston be­fore her hair­cut — and with her new look

“Dur­ing this month of child­hood can­cer aware­ness, as he pre­pares for his bar­mitz­vah, I have cho­sen to do­nate my hair to the Lit­tle Princess Trust, who make wigs for chil­dren un­der­go­ing can­cer treat­ment.”

Ms Kingston’s hair­cut has also raised more than £1,000 for the Teenage Can­cer Trust and the Karen Mor­ris Trust, es­tab­lished in mem­ory of a stu­dent who died a year af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia.

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